I bet you hear a lot of complaining about this in social media. Yes, the NHL 2020 season was postponed to help in the fight against the corona virus spreading. Here at Skifriscosports.com we are sad. We are sports fans who love watching sports but we aren’t going to do any complaining here. In fact, we think the NHL (National Hockey League) did the right thing. All the schools shutting down and the sports pausing for us shows a civilization working together. If we can lessen this bug from spreading to the elderly, its the younger generation’s responsibility. COVID-19 is more infectious than most flues or cold bugs and if one person in an NHL game had it then most people in the stadium would be at risk, and the virus could spread to old folks’ homes within days. Schools are even riskier.
Those are my thoughts, and my colleagues agree. We’re going to do the right, manly thing and isolate ourselves if we catch the bug. This isn’t a slight matter. NHL will be back soon enough and as men we’re willing to take this sacrifice in order to save lives!
This is a story of our new favorite hero, Gary Jones.
Earlier today we gave a quick shot out to the Vancouver Canucks, and now we want to extent that celebration with a breaking news story from Calgary we think other fans of the Canucks might find humorous.
This is a true story that just came in from a friend of ours. One Gary Jones, after being disappointed by the Calgary Flames and being invited to take care of his aging grandparents in their Vancouver home, decided to make the move the British Columbia. This decision, however, was a lot harder than it sounds thus far. Let’s take it from the beginning.
Gary Jones, an African Canadian who’s been a Flames fan for as long as he can remember, never played sports himself much but always loved watching them on the television, especially hockey in the NHL. He grew up in Calgary, Alberta doing appliance repair services and that fact alone would make it hard for anyone to move away to a foreign land, at least I would like to think, having grown up in a homeland myself. But Gary Jones has a strong heart and when his aging grandparents said they could really use an energetic young man to help around their home, he just had to consider. He had visited his grandparents’ home before, and knew well it was no ordinary home. Now, after making the mentally difficult move, he enjoys a luxury suite in the basement with many windows that look out to several acres of forest with a miniature lake all to himself (his grandparents are too old to use the lake anymore).
The fact that his grandparents needed help made the move a lot easier, and so did the fact that he now supports the Vancouver Canucks and they’re doing so well in the NHL this year. But these are the factors that made the move very difficult:
He couldn’t find work as an appliance repair technician in Vancouver BC until well after he moved there, and the fear of having no work really made him consider never moving.
The appliance repair Calgary company he had been working for already had just given him a major Christmas bonus and was about to give him a raise and a promotion! Such an opportunity was hard to leave behind, but he managed.
He had a lot of personal belongings that were heavy and expensive to move, but after some negotiation his grandparents decided to advance him the money needed to move all his stuff from Calgary to Vancouver because they were planning to give him a good sum of money for helping them around the house anyways.
Nonetheless, despite the odds, Gary Jones made the big move and now you can find him today attending every Canucks game cheering his face off. We here at Skifriscosports celebrate this hero because he did what others are too ashamed to do. Arguably it takes honor to support your home team even after you move, but we argue it takes even more courage to openly announce your betrayal. Not to say that Gary Jones is a traitor for switching from a Flames fan to a Canucks fan… We, as avid Canucks fans ourselves, prefer the term “convert.”
We hope this article was as much as a joy for you to read as it was for us to write, and if you too are out there right now cheering for the Canucks than we cheer for you!
The city of Vancouver BC isn’t a new subject to us, neither are sports, of course, and so today, after being highly impressed with the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL (National Hockey League) we want to give a quick shot out to our favorite hockey team…
GO GO GO CANUCKS! YOU CAN DO IT!
This amazing hockey team has one the best chances of winning the playoffs since 2011, and we can’t wait to see Pettersson, Miller, Markstrom, Edler, Stecher, Beagle, Roussell, Boeser, Hughes and all the other superstars on the Canucks prove what they got brewing inside in the finals, especially after watching them waste the Bruins 9 to 3 recently.
One last time, join us in a cheer for our favorite hockey team: GO GO GO CANUCKS!!!!